Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery

Sailing along the Mekong River Delta

On a hot summer’s day in a place called in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, we went out to see daily life and the floating markets. In a place connected … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment


When things vanish it feels bad. When cultures vanish it feels worse. Here is a Yao Shaman’s manuscript that came to me about 2 years ago. About 4 months ago, … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Art of the Universe – Yao Shaman Robes

Yao painting scrolls, Yao dragon bridges and now Yao Shaman robes! The Yao group has created several forms of art while pursuing their spiritual goals! Led by priests called Shamans, … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Brilliant Guerilla Strategy of the Viet Cong – Cu Ci Tunnels

The general thinking is that it is good to be tall and hefty. But during the Vietnam War, (1954–75), that was a conflict that pitted the Viet Cong, against the … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vietnam Diaries

So close yet so far! Vietnam being just a short flight away – there is the feeling that I can go there anytime. And as a result I put it … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Caving in Halong Bay – First Adventure

Well ‘almost’. Caving is the recreational pastime of exploring wild generally non-commercial cave systems. The beautiful Halong Bay in Vietnam with its 2000 towering limestone islands and islets offered me … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Wealth of South Asia – Sun, Sea & Islands

Some phenomena, try as we might, cannot be conveyed in words. They can only be experienced. Try as I might I cannot convey the taste of Pani Puri with words. … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hello from Ho Chi Minh City

A few interesting cultural shots of traditional lifeΒ  from the otherwise modern Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam Will post a video of my cycle rickshaw weaving through the heavy traffic … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 7 Comments

WOVENSOULS | Antique Textiles | Hilltribes

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July 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

18th / 19th Century Yao Painted scrolls, North Vietnam

Art. A subject that seems enticing, mysterious as well as ambiguous. An area where it is hard to be sure of oneself especially with respect to valuation. When I look … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 2 Comments


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